English translation of course syllabus

Translation of the Swedish course syllabus

Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development, 7.5 credits

(Miljöekonomi och hållbar utveckling, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

Course code 1103NE
Subject area Economics
Main field of study Economics
Progressive specialisation A1N (Second cycle, has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements)
Academic school School of Social Sciences
Disciplary domain Social sciences 100%
Grading scale AF
Education cycle Second-cycle (Master)
Language of instruction English
Valid from Autumn semester 2018


This course syllabus was validated by the Faculty Board for the Faculty Board for Social Sciences  at Södertörn University on 2018-04-24 according to the stipulations in the Higher Education Ordinance.

Entry requirements

Bachelors Degree of Science in Economics and English B, or the equivalent.

Learning outcomes

After the course the student is able to:

  • Provide economic explanations for environmental degradation: market and government (policy) failures
  • Describe the economics of pollution control, natural resource use and sustainable development
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the consequences of climate change and knowledge of the international environmental problems
  • Apply economic theory to understand environmental degradation, natural resource use, sustainable development and climate change.
  • Critically assess the empirical and theoretical literature to identify policies to solve environmental problems both at the local and international level in a sustainable way.

Course content, modules and examinations

With developing a fundamental understanding of Environmental economics, the main objective of this course is also to show how economic analysis may be used to deal with environmental problems and move towards Sustainable Development. By applying standard microeconomic analysis to the field of natural resources, environment and sustainable development, we suggest ways in which policy makers can meet some of the environmental challenges.

1001, Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development, 7.5 credits

(Miljöekonomi och hållbar utveckling, 7.5 högskolepoäng)

Grades permitted: AF

Course design

The course consists of lectures and seminars.

Examination format

Written examination

Seminar participation

The grading criteria are distributed prior to the start of a course or module.

If a student has a certificate from Södertörn University for compensatory support, the examiner has the right to decide on an adapted examination or alternative form of examination in accordance with Södertörn University's regulations.

Restrictions on accreditation

The course may not be accredited as part of a degree if the contents are partly or wholly the same as a course previously taken in Sweden or elsewhere.

Other stipulations

Following the Vice-Chancellors decision on internationalization and grade scale at Södertörn University College (dnr: 1148-1.1.2-2018), this syllabus replaces the syllabus with course code 1087NE, with the difference that the grade system has been updated. The syllabus is determined through special order (dnr: 1773-2.1.1-2018).